President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and IMF Head Kristalina Georgieva discussed an increase in assistance to Ukraine during the coronavirus epidemic in a telephone conversation. This was reported by the press service of the President of Ukraine on March 22.
"We have discussed the increase in the amount of Ukraine's support from the Fund in the face of major challenges to the economy, related to the global pandemic," Zelensky said.
He informed the head of the International Monetary Fund about the measures that had been taken in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine.
Georgieva, for her part, expressed her support for Ukraine, which "faces huge challenges due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus."
Zelensky and the head of the IMF also discussed the expansion of the Fund’s cooperation program with Ukraine in order to support further reforms and steps on its implementation.
As we reported earlier, according to the MP from the faction "Servant of the people" Yevgen Shevchenko, the International Monetary Fund will provide Ukraine with five billion dollars in gratuitous assistance in the fight against coronavirus.